Cemetery photos Jekabpilks #courland #latvia


Arlene Beare <arl@...>
 

I commissioned Aleksandrys Feigmanis (a few years ago) to take
photos of the cemetery stones in the Jekabpils cemetery. I am happy
to report that I have scanned all the photos and they can now be
viewed online at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/cemetery/
All you need to do is put in either a first name or surname and the
search engine will find the record. You will get hits in all
the cemeteries where the name appears.You need to click the hit that
brings up Courland because Jekabpils was in Courland.
If you then click "see full burial record" you will see the tombstone
and can zoom in and out and pan the stone. Some of the stones may not
be in a good condition but I am pleased that the majority have
writing that can be read.
We are very grateful to Aleks for doing the photography and to
Jewishgen for giving you the opportunity to view your ancestors
tombstones online.
I am sorry it has taken me so long to get them on the web for you but
I am sure you will appreciate it has been a big job scanning nearly
400 photos and seeing that they match with the data already submitted.

Arlene Beare
UK

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